Lindy Long
Lindy  Long


Newnan, Ga.

High School:
Landmark Christian


SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014: Competed in all six competitions...was the Falcons’ top finisher at the Pre-National Invitational, finishing 32nd with a season-best 6K time of 22:30.30...also ran that distance at the Woody Greeno Invitational (22:39.40, 10th), Mountain West Championships (22:46.00, 67th) and NCAA Mountain Region Championships (22:43.87, 64th)...recorded the second-fastest 5K time in Air Force Division I history (17:29.30) at the Notre Dame Invitational (95th)...clocked a 4200-meter time of 15:10.60 to finish 10th at the season-opening Fresno State Invitational.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013: Participated in four meets, including the conference and regional championships...recorded a career-best 6K time of 21:40.10 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (43rd)...placed 37th at the Mountain West Championships in 22:58.03...made distance debut at Wisconsin’s adidas Invitational, clocking 22:02.00 (226th)...clocked the second-fastest 5K time on the team after finishing eighth at the Colorado State Open in 18:34.70.

MAJOR TRACK AND FIELD HIGHLIGHTS: Debuted on the Academy’s all-time standings in two events during the 2015 outdoor season...set a Sophomore Class Record in the 10,000-meter run (36:13.29) at the Mt. SAC Relays...that time is also the fifth-fastest mark in Academy history...registered the program’s ninth-fastest 5000-meter time (17:19.39) at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival.

HIGH SCHOOL: Landmark Christian High School...USATF All-American in cross country...2009 cross country state record-holder in cross country (5K)...four-time state champion in the 3200-meter run (2009-11-12-13)...also holds the Georgia state and school record in that event...named the Atlanta Track Club’s Cross Country Woman of the Year for four straight years (2009-12)...member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club...graduated within the top 10-percent of class.

PERSONAL: Full name is Lindy Autumn Long...daughter of Dr. James and Lisa Long...has five older siblings, who have all attended a service academy...oldest brothers, Jim (pole vault) and Sam (baseball), both attended Navy and graduated in 2010 and 2011, respectively...brothers Charlie (Class of 2012) and John (Class of 2013) are graduates of Army...older sister, Lainie, is a 2015 Air Force graduate and former member of the Falcons’ diving team...majoring in humanities...earning a minor in Spanish...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as an Element Leader during Basic Cadet Training...named to the Athletic Director’s List...hobbies include hiking, reading and cooking...plays the harp...traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia on a cultural immersion trip over the summer...also worked BCT and completed Operation Air Force at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona...member of Cadet Squadron 18.

COACH COLE ON LINDY: “Lindy has shown glimpses of being an aggressive competitor. Over the second half of last year, that aggressiveness turned into a more determined training regimen that brought Lindy PRs in almost every event she ran. If Lindy continues with that aggressive and determined training, she will not only be one of our top female distance runners during her upper-classmen years at USAFA, she will be one of the better runners in most of her races.”

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